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Despite Recent Years, Dean Lombardi’s Legacy with LA Kings Should Be Celebrated

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 13:  General Manager Dean Lombardi of the Los Angeles Kings hoists the Stanley Cup in celebration after defeating the New York Rangers 3-2 in double overtime of Game Five of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final at Staples Center on June 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

This past Monday marked the end of an era in Los Angeles. Just one day after their season had officially ended, the Los Angeles Kings, in addition to firing head coach Darryl Sutter, had relieved Dean Lombardi of his general manager duties, effectively ending his 11-year tenure with the team. ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Hubie McDonough

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While he did spend some time with the organization as a player, the vast majority of Hubie McDonough‘s contributions to the Los Angeles Kings came in a different capacity, helping to shape the future of the club first in his hometown of Manchester, New Hampshire, and, most recently, in nearby ...

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Royal Reflections: Speaking with LA Kings Alum Wayne Simmonds

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Original photo credit: Mike Zampelli

In recent years, fans of the Los Angeles Kings became habitually coveted with excitement when June approached. After all, between 2012 and 2014, it was the time of the year when their team contended for a spot in the Stanley Cup Final. But, there was also something stimulating about June ...

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Under-the-Radar Signing of Christian Ehrhoff to Pay Immediate Dividends for LA Kings

Christian Ehrhoff #10 of the Pittsburgh Penguins warms up prior to playing the Colorado Avalanche at Consol Energy Center on December 18, 2014 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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When the summer of 2010 began, the Los Angeles Kings were making a serious push to sign Ilya Kovalchuk. After weeks of wondering will he or won’t he, the Russian sniper decided to re-sign with the New Jersey Devils. It appeared as if the Kings were down on their luck, ...

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Kings' Dean Lombardi to Head GM Duties for Team USA at World Cup

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After a 12-year hiatus, the World Cup of Hockey is returning. With that, Team USA has their general manager in place: Dean Lombardi of the Los Angeles Kings. As confirmed by John Hoven of MayorsManor.com, Lombardi will be named GM of Team USA for next year’s World Cup while his ...

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LA Kings to Rise From Adversity Under GM Dean Lombardi

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The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall. This, one of the many iconic quotes said by the late Vince Lombardi, rings true for anyone, and the Los Angeles Kings are no exception as they are looking to move forward after a tumultuous ...

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